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88' Ranger 302 swap help


306deranged

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Hey guys, im new to the site and im in need of a little help...I have a 1988 Ford Ranger I have been working on for about 4 months now...so far Ive done alot of body work, a set of weld draglites, a 8.8 out of a 91' and a 302 ho from a 1994 mustang gt. The motor is not in yet im getting it bored 30 over and want to put new heads on it before install it, and i switched from efi to carb with a edelbrock performer and holley carb....my queston is TRANSMISSION!!! Im so confused about them...I want a c4 but which bellhousing do i need, which flywheel? Torque Converter? Im terrible at drivetrain knowledge, any help would be appreciated as im trying to get this finished in memory of my grandpa
 


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Sounds good!
Bellhousing will depend on which one you find, lol...
You'll want a matching flexplate, either 157 tooth or 164 are the most common.
 

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kk thanks...i found a hays flexplate on jegs for 80 bucks its a 157 tooth with a 50oz counterweight and c-4 10.5 pattern so im hoping this will work...i just hate to buy something that wont fit, balance, or engage right.
 

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nope dont have a tranny yet...i just dropped my motor off today at the machine shop to replace cam bearings, bore it 30 over and put studs in the heads so i can put on 1.6 roller rockers so it will be easier to adjust valves...as soon as i get it back ima start looking for one
 


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